May 6, 2017 is a significant day for The Special Olympics. A fundraising campaign between Special Olympics Canada and Staples Canada has brought about the “Give a Toonie Share a Dream” campaign and it starts now.
Staples customers across Canada are urged between May 6th and May 28th, 2017, to add $2.00 to their in-store purchase to give necessary funding and support to over 42,000 people with disabilities and who take part in Special Olympics sports programs in more than 450 communities Canada-wide. Donations can also be made at www.staples.ca/shareadream.
“Give a Toonie Share a Dream” has been continuing now into its 17th year. This year, the featured athlete for the fundraiser is Allie Price, a 23 year old, who participates in a variety of sports, including soccer and golf. She hails from Airdrie, Alberta.
This Special Olympics campaign hopes to be even more successful than 2016, when $550,797 was raised. This objective to exceed last year’s fundraiser results is aimed to help and bring in more Special Olympics athletes into participation in sports throughout Canada.
The Canadian chapter of the Special Olympics that is prompting outstanding initiatives such as these various new and old fundraising campaigns began approximately 48 years ago as Canada began to partake in this international movement. The goal is to enrich the lives of individuals with disabilities through the transformative appeal and positive results of participating in sports.
Staples hopped on the band-wagon with its “Give a Toonie Share a Dream” campaign and fundraiser to help support and develop growth and interest in the Special Olympics. States Mary Sagat, President of Staples Canada, “The program creates a sense of pride and community within our company and with our customers and vendors as well. We know the value of teamwork, team spirit, and physical activity and are delighted to see so many Canadians participate in Special Olympics and sport.
This article was written by Donna Murchie.